Sleat Community Trust
Community projects (Social)
Sleat Community Trust was formed to improve the economy and social amenities on the southern peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Over 70% of the local community are members of the trust, which actively supports a wide variety of projects. In July 2011 Sleat Community Trust took over the Tormore Forest, which it will manage sustainably to provide a vital economic boost to the local area. Funding for the takeover came from a range of sources, including Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Highland Council and Triodos Bank.
We intend to empower people and support the personal development of disadvantaged individuals, by financing businesses that address specific social objectives. Lending in this sector is to for and not-for-profit employment programmes, youth help centres and integration programmes, among others.